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Agora Restaurant is the go-to Mediterranean oasis of Dupont Circle. We bring you a Mezze or small plates, style menu displaying the eclectic flavors of Turkey, Greece, and Lebanon. In addition to our robust menu, we offer an extensive selection of wines, beers and liquor from around the world as well as our house curated cocktails. We look forward to providing you and your guests with the hospitality that is expected of the Mediterranean culture.
Washington, DC 20036
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Turkish
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Brunch (2 Seating Times)
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
Between Q and Church Street NW
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We offer catering with 1 week advance notice. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Closest Parking Garage:
1400 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Dupont Circle Metro station. RED LINE, Q street Exit.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
$34.99 Bottomless Brunch
Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Happy Hour (Bar Only)
Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sundays: 5:00 PM - Closing
50% Off Sommelier Selection Wines ( by the bottle)
Every Monday night, 5:00 PM - Close
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At Agora, our private dining options are flexible depending on the size of your party and the scope of your event. We can accommodate small, intimate groups, as well as larger events. We also offer private space for your corporate events including retreats where you will have the option of casual or formal setup. From brunch parties, luncheons, receptions and so much more, you can rest assure your guests will experience the very best in event planning expertise and hospitality when planning your next special event.
AGORA Ratings and Reviews
I came here with a few friends on a Saturday during brunch. We were seated right on time and were given fantastic service! Eduardo was our server and he was awesome! He was friendly, attentive, helpful and gave wonderful suggestions. He also made sure that our glasses were always full. The food and drinks were yummy. My favorites were the feta and spinach omelette and the Baklava French Toast. All of the spreads were pretty tasty as well. I would definitely recommend the bottomless brunch and I will definitely be back.
We had an exceptionally good experience at Agora. I selected the restaurant for a dinner with friends who are avid foodies, and I ended up looking brilliant! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was off the charts. Our Turkish server provided excellent recommendations for both food and drink and was remarkably attentive throughout the meal, despite a packed restaurant. He made the experience so lovely that we all walked away talking about what a gem he is. We will definitely return for dinner and look forward to trying the brunch as well.
Agora is an excellent Turkish/Greek restaurant. Most dishes are mezze, designed for sharing. Everything we ordered was good, but in some cases--e.g., appetizer spreads and octopus--the portions were quite small. Overall, however, I would strongly recommend this restaurant.
I've been to agora a few times and overall love the restaurant. I went on 1/2 for brunch and didn't have the best experience. The service was slow, often forgetting things that we ordered. Also, the food didn't taste as good as it normally does--not sure if they had a new chef or something? I will go back but I was disappointed on this last visit.
We went for a Saturday dinner and had quite a few tapas here! Good vibrant ambience and service. All the dishes- chicken, lamb, veg and cheeses were very tasty and had fragrant herbs and spices that we enjoyed. Portions were a good size for tapas. The vegetarian options were equally well made. The apricot dessert recommended by our server was very good as was the baklava! Cocktails menu was a little weak but good list of ouzo and arak etc. Overall a great experience. Will come back!
My wife , two young adult sons and I came day before New Year's eve for a pre-theater dinner. The small plate offerings from cuisine from Turkey, Lebanon and Greece were simply fabulous! Every single item was distinctive, very tasty and nicely presented. Service was impeccable and friendly, and the management quickly accommodated my disabled status which I had forgotten to state on my OpenTable reservation. We had the saganaki, bleu cheese flatbread, heirloom carrots, sauteed kale, mixed mushrooms, artichoke and celery root, grilled octopus, branzino, braised short ribs, and lamb loin. Servings were more generous than we expected and we couldn't finish the last couple of delicious bites, although we really tried!!! Every item was terrific!
I had a friend visiting from out of town and wanted to experience a great brunch. My reservation was at 1:30 pm. The general manager was very accommodating and attentive throughout our dining experience. She initiated ordering the spreads and appetizers. She ensured we were well taken care of and understood our options. I will definitely be back again!
My relatives from Korea and my daughter and I were visiting DC for a few days and we found this restaurant and had a dinner there one night. It was superb! What an unexpected gem of a place! The seafood platter was amazing, octopus so tenter, Branzino so smooth and delicious. We also had a dip sampler which was amazing and the beet salad was very very good. I would recommend it very highly, worth visiting even from out of towners.
Agora has the best food & service on 17th St, NW. It's always a delight to share a meal of small plates with friends there. Superb combinations of food in each plate -- I especially love the 3-spread sampler, the bronzino, they lamb loin, the zucchini pancakes, the beet salad, the cauliflower & the Brussels sprouts. The atmosphere is great and the service is terrific. Highly recommended to all.
I've eaten at AGORA many times, but last weekend I visited with a large group of family, including my two young nephews. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Before we could even look at the menu, our waiter came over and asked if my nephews would like some milk, and he brought out the milk in special kids cups. All of the staff helping deliver food, water, coffee, were super attentive throughout the whole brunch. I can't wait to visit AGORA again!
We've eaten at a number of Mediterranean restaurants in the DC area and this was our best experience to date. Everything nicely seasoned, portions larger than many small plate restaurants. Nice wine list. The service was excellent. We'll definitely go again. The quality of the lamb chops was not as good as the rest of the meal, but otherwise they had everything we like in a restaurant.
We just moved to the area a few days ago and were craving the experience we had last night. It was absolutely amazing.
The service from Marija was great. She was welcoming and knew the answers to all of our questions, and she even brought me a rubber band to tie up my hair when I was telling my boyfriend I needed a ponytail to eat ! Hah!
The wine and food were extremely tasteful. We started with a bottle of the Rock & Vine Cabernet and it went great with the food. We then ordered the sampler of spreads and chose the Hummus, Htipiti, and the baba ghanouj, followed with the chefs choice cheese board. For mains we had the tuna tartar and the lamb riblets. Every bite of food was to die for !! Our personal favorites were the Hummus, Cheese board and the Lamb riblets.
The wine is a must and has a beautiful taste !
We will definitely be returning to this location, and we want to thank you for welcoming us into the city with a wonderful experience ! Cheers!
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